Camp Visits

The Hudson River Museum is pleased to welcome back summer camp groups in accordance with Museum Safety Protocol.

Enjoy our exciting selection of in-person planetarium shows and complementary hands-on workshops, tailored for all ages, interests, and learning styles.

The application portal for camp visits is now closed and will reopen in Spring 2024. If you’d like to be notified when the portal opens for Summer 2024, please sign up here.

1-hour, in-person planetarium shows and 1-hour, in-person workshops are available in July and August, on Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:30am–5pm, by advance reservation only. The last camp groups are admitted at 4pm.

For more information, contact Pedro Betanzos, Manager of Youth and Family Programs. For school and other guided group visits, please visit our School & Group Visits page.


Photo: Yuliya Levit

Planetarium Shows

For more information on individual planetarium shows, including trailers, visit our planetarium page.

  • The Sky Tonight (LIVE) Ages 8+
  • Our Solar System (LIVE) 8+
  • Beyond the Sun 8+
  • Earth, Moon, and Sun 5–10
  • Habitat Earth 8+
  • Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda 8+
  • Magic Tree House: Space Mission 4–8
  • One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (English, Spanish) 4–7
  • Tycho Goes to Mars 4–7
  • The Victorian’s Guide to the Galaxy 12+
  • We Are Aliens 8+
  • We Are Astronomers (English, Spanish) 8+
  • We Are Stars 8+

Please note, assisted hearing devices are available, and all planetarium shows end with live Q&A.

Hands-on Workshops

  • Daily Planet (ages 4–9): Make and recreate a 3D soft sculpture of a planet with collage materials.
  • Starry Night (ages 3+): Dream up your own constellation, name it, and recreate it with collage and mixed media.
  • Stomp ‘em Rockets (ages 3+): Learn the mechanics of launching a rocket in space. Build your own and launch it outdoors.
  • Orbits (ages 8–12): Examine properties of solar system worlds, uncover clues, and reveal the hidden planet.
  • Naturalist’s Journey (ages 10+): Students are given hands-on access to the Museum’s teaching “touch collection” and locally gathered materials from nature. They are then walked through an all-skill-levels-welcome sketching exercise and learn to observe like a student of the natural world. Paired with the Habitat Earth planetarium show.


Leaders and chaperones are responsible for their campers at all times. For campers Grades 2 and up (ages 8+), 1 chaperone is required for every 10 campers. For campers Pre-K through Grade 1 (ages 3–7), 1 chaperone is required for every 5 campers. The first chaperone is free of charge. Additional chaperones are $5 each.

2023 Rates

Planetarium shows cost $180 for up to 20 attendees, PLUS $6 per additional attendee. The first chaperone is free of charge. Additional chaperones are $5 each. The maximum capacity is 120 participants.

A 2-hour combination of one planetarium show and one hands-on workshop costs $250 for up to 20 attendees, PLUS $9.50 per additional attendee. The first chaperone is free of charge. Additional chaperones are $5 each. Your reservation includes ONLY the selected planetarium show and workshop.


A 50% deposit is required at least two weeks in advance of your reserved visit. Cancellations must be made 48 hours before the scheduled date to avoid fees.
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